[Frugalware-devel] ppc state

Marius Cirsta mforce2 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 14:27:07 CET 2012


On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM, James Buren <ryu0 at ymail.com> wrote:
> The powerpc arch we still "support" is in bad disrepair, after we lost our only PPC build server.
> When will we be able to get one up and running again? If not any time soon, the whole arch
> is going to just get further behind. Not to mention, new powerpc boards are very few, but they
> still exist in limited quantities. powerpc these days is only on new exotic boards, such as
> the sam boards, amigaone x1000, or the IBM powerpc servers. There are few systems with it
> left in the consumer market. And the few people who need such a distro, can use one of the
> ones that caters to such exotic hardware. If we have no plans to remedy this problem, then
> why are we keeping it around? Thoughts?


I think PPC is really dead unfortunately, except for game consoles and
such. I see no reason to keep PPC as an arch in Frugalware.

If someone is opposed to killing it he should say so and can take
ownership of the whole thing.


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